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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Greenwood Freedom Fest and 5K Run was a huge success


From stilt walkers to electronic unicycle rider, 5K Run, kettle corn, Miss Greenwood, excellent live bands from all around, the best food vendors in the area, arts and crafts, dunk tank, area fundraisers, cotton candy, bounce-arounds, line dancing, free hot dogs and the greatest fireworks in the area. All was sponsored by the Greenwood Parks and Recreation Department, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and Focus on Greenwood. It was a huge turnout.


Let’s not forget the Mayor of Greenwood, Doug Kinslow and his costumes every year.


All around, families and individuals were enjoying the 5K Run, festivities, good food and music.

It was reported there were 360 cotton candy “cones” made … big ones … for adults and kids.

Tammy Briley, Greenwood Parks Director, said “It turned out to be a great festival!”

Of course, there are many people behind the scenes helping put this event on for the community.

The Chamber of Commerce also put on the 5K Run where even the Greenwood Firefighters did the run in full firefighting gear along with hundreds more people. In addition, both the Greenwood Fire Department and the Greenwood Police Department were at the festival to meet people and let kids get their pictures taken.

Enjoy the photos of this year’s event and be sure to attend the next one in 2020.

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